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May Events and Festivals in Pennsylvania

May has arrived, bringing warm weather, sunshine, and exciting events that are fun for the whole family! Whether you’re getting your groove on at one of our music festivals or finding your inner Warhol or Wyeth at an art show, there’s an alfresco experience waiting to be captured by you!

To see a full list of the events and festivals happening this May, check out the visitPA website.

1. Peddler's Village Strawberry Festival

Peddlers Village Strawberry Festival
Peddler's Village Strawberry Festival

Indulge in a weekend of berry sweet traditions at the Peddler’s Village 41st annual Strawberry Festival in Lahaska. Devour plenty of ripe, plump berries and sample your favorite strawberry treats, from chocolate-dipped berries to strawberry pastries, cakes, and pies.

When: May 18-19

Where: Lahaska

Cost: Free

2. South 9th Street Italian Market Festival

South 9th Street Italian Market Festival
South 9th Street Italian Market Festival

Everyone is Italian when they attend the South 9th Street Italian Market Festival in Philadelphia, one of the nation’s oldest outdoor markets. Fill your tummy with goodies from a dazzling array of homemade sausages, delicious cannoli, imported meats and cheeses, cappuccino, beef and poultry, specialty cookware, and fresh pasta. Additional highlights include live musical entertainment, the traditional Procession of Saints, the annual John Marzano Halfball Tournament and the famous Grease Pole competition.

When: May 18-19

Where: Philadelphia

Cost: Free

3. Flickerfest

Flickerfest
Flickerfest

Somebody grab the cake…and wine! Come out to celebrate Flickerwood Winery’s 19th birthday at Flickerfest in Kane. Taste award-winning wines, meet artisans and browse their artwork, jam out to live music, play lawn games, and experience a new wine release.

When: May 25-26

Where: Kane

Cost: Free

4. Gettysburg BBQ Festival

Gettysburg BBQ Festival
Gettysburg BBQ Festival

Do you smell that? That is the smell of BBQ filling the air. If you have a craving for world-class barbeque, the Gettysburg BBQ Festival is back with food samples, a BBQ competition featuring Kansas City-certified professional teams, and live music.

When: May 25-26

Where: Gettysburg

Cost: $5-$15

5. Erie’s Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival

california rib king
Erie’s Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival

Grab a slab of lip-smackin’ ribs at the 29th annual Erie's Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival, perfect for a family outing. Stroll the downtown streets and relish the enticing aroma of slow-cooked barbeque kissed with the right amount of secret sauces and specialty rubs.

When: May 29-Jun. 1

Where: Erie

Cost: Free

6. Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival

Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival
Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival

Sip your way through the 10th Anniversary Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival which offers a range of tastes and styles to please everyone’s palate. Enjoy the taste and smells of the finest wines from around the world, watch cooking demos, and take part in wine seminars from a roster of top restaurants and chefs.

When: Jun. 1- 2

Where: Bethlehem

Cost: $85-$115 for participants ages 21 and over; $50 for designated drivers

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